How To Read Technology Surveys

Technology vendors love surveys. It would be hard to find a tech specialist that hasn’t at one time or another conducted a market study in order to table ‘findings’ that are meant to provide industry insight in one direction or another. The challenge here is that IT surveys are typically channeled to analyze a specific segment or niche of the market, or to address a specific technology platform issue. But even when they are carried out ‘independently’ (by analyst houses or dedicated research firms), there is obviously a general skewing…

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Read this before you take sleeping pills

Insomnia or sleep disturbance is the most common of all sleep disorders. Insomnia is the difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person can sleep in. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, it is estimated that around 30 per cent of the total general population complains about sleep disruptionand over 10 per cent have been associated with symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistently, with the diagnosis of insomnia. Treatment of insomnia depends on the severity of symptoms and underlying cause. Sleep medications are not the first line…

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Here’s how to have a happy, hassle-free pregnancy: Read the latest in research

There is a wealth of information on pregnancy. But not much is known about modern-day issues that many mothers face. For instance, will your usage of mobile phones affect your baby? Here’s what researchers have to say: * Use of antidepressants during pregnancy can affect your child’s mental health. Researchers from the National Centre for Register-based Research at Aarhus BSS showed an increased risk involved in using antidepressants. Previous research showed that use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism in the child and leads to birth defects.  …

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It’s not Really the Holidays Until You Read about Avoiding Weight Gain

The twinkling lights. The Starbucks cups. The fa-la-la-la-laing. All of those things are fine for getting into the seasonal spirit. But it’s not really the holidays until you read an article about avoiding weight gain. In the December issue of Women’s Health, Paige Fowler offers this new twist on the usual advice: Eat like an animal. Her theory is that “birds and beasts spend three-quarters of their waking lives acquiring and consuming food – but never get fat. Sooo, who better to go to for diet advice?” No actual animals…

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People who read books may live longer: study

People who read books may live longer: study (Getty Images) Bookworms, rejoice! People who read books regularly are likely to live longer than those who do not read at all, a new study has claimed. Researchers at Yale University in the US used data on 3,635 people over 50 years of age participating in a larger health study. Participants were divided into three groups: those who read no books, those who read books up to three and a half hours a week, and those who read books more than three…

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